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VOL. LHI. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, >m 20, l*M.» 



NO. 25 



Saltonstall Discusses 
Freedom of Education, 
Education for Freedom 

Senator Cites Haste, Mass Production, Technical 
Emphasis, as Dangers to Educational System 



Wellesley Honors Seniors 
For Academic Excellence 

At Graduation Ceremonies 



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"Never has there been gr< iter need for education, kn 
ill to apply it," Senator Li veretl Saltonstal 
,i i n his Commencemenl address bo the class ol 1945, ■ 
Alumnae Hall, Sunday, May 20 

Stressing the need for education 

based on faith, wisdom, and truth. 

itor Saltonstall pointed on; the 

trous results of the German 

educational lystem which lacks 

ental principles pi 

learning. "In this country," he 
added in comparison, "only the 
tremendous faith of our fathers in 
the matchk-ss force of truth was 
responsible for building our sys- 
tem of education in the face of all 
u.les." 
Broader Learning Essential 

Senator Saltonstall warned that 
the technical emphasis, haste and 
mass production of colleges in war 
time tend to break away from 
broader learning, a knowledge 
which is essential to guide this 
country through the years ol 
Man's genius must be 
turned from destruction to the 
progress of mankind, he said, so 
that in the future there may be 
"better understanding among the 
ordinary men and women of dif- 
nt lands." . . 

"Freedom of education is the key 
to such understanding," said Sena- 
tor Saltonstall, "and every man 
and woman, in college and in tne 
years ahead, has an important and 
privileged part to play in the long 
but constant advance to the day 
when the mind of man can be com- 

l)le S^nator e Saltonstall has just re- 
turned from an overseas trip ol tne 
ressional committee investi- 
gating the treatment of war pris- 
oners in Germany. 

Miss McAfee announced the re- 
cent gifts to the college and hand- 
ed out diplomas to 273 seniors 
Miss Hughes. Dean of the Graduate 
Students, awarded diplomas to the 
graduate students. 

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Juniors are Ushers 
For Senior Events 
Commencement Week 

Members of the Junior class 
served as ushers at the Commence- 
ment Exercises and die accom- 
panying events held Saturday, May 
19, and Sunday, May 20. 

Juniors who ushered at the Bat 
calaureate Service are as follows. 

Amelia Ashton, Judy Atteibury, 
Elaine Babcock, Mane Bransfield, 
Jane Carman, Suzanne Carreaj, 
Barbara Conner, Mary Alice Cul- 
len Nancy Dunn, Margaiet L - 
wards, Elizabeth Anne Elliott, 

Je N n an^yTpsen. Lorraine Johnson, 
Barbara Knapp, Elizabeth Larson, 
Agnes Lydiard, Eileen McGuire, 
\£™ Mulcahv. Irene Peterson, 

S &.'**>** *%*•% 

ri.,ria Shane, Margaret. Torbert, 
Barbar? Wiltbank, Kay Sears 
flSton. Kay Warner will act as 

h «u r rday afternoon at the 

dent's Reception, held on 

1U Mc Afee's lawn, the jun- 

e(1 iudv Atterbury, Joan Barber, 
B £&h Barrack. Susan .Carreau 

est S 

"dson, Alice Dodds. 

Na,u "Tay 

,heth Anne ElloU, iw 

iron, Nancy Ipsan, 

-•■ Mar ^% m m5- 

&rCnneTe»ifag 

Re inhardt. Phyllis Roberson V£ 

,, Rogers, Lois Rose. Gloria 

Shane, Nancv Smith, Patricia 

Si Ainferr Toulba and Kathe- 



Parents Comply 
In ODT Request 

In accordance with the policy 
of the War Committee on Conven- 
tions of the Office of Defense 
Transportation, Wellesley has for 
the first time in its history re- 
stricted attendance at Commence- 
ment exercises. Miss Lucy Wilson, 
Dean of the Class of 1945, an- 
nounced to the Seniors in a special 
meeting on April 27 that only 50 
persons, from a distance of more 
than 50 miles, were authorized to 
travel to the college by railroad. 

The purpose of the unprecedent- 
ed restriction, Miss Wilson de- 
clared in an explanatory letter to 
parents of members of the gradu- 
ating class, is to "prevent travel 
by railroad in order to make cer- 
tain that the wounded service men 
may reach their destinations." 

"The consequence of this action 
by the ODT," the message con- 
tinued, "is that Wellesley Com- 
mencement will be held on the 
basis of the local exemption au- 
thorized by the War Committee on 
Conventions." Under this exemp- 
tion, no limit is placed upon the 
attendance of those living within 
a radius of 50 miles of the place 
where the gathering is to be held. 

Car, Bus Travel Permitted 
Travel by car from regions be- 
yond the 50-mile radius would be 
unquestioned, inquiries made by 
President McAfee indicated, al- 
though this form of transporta- 
tion would naturally be controlled 
by gasoline rations. The use^ of 
buses and airplanes would b< 

a matter for the decision of 
, .dividual wishing to mal. 

,1) realize;' Miss Wilson's 
letter concluded, "how eagerly you 
and vour daughters have been an- 
ticipating being together W Wel- 

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President Entertains 
Seniors At Reception 

niors and the nence- 

were welcomi 

.iay.l.', 

The tea was held from 4:00 p.m. 
the lawn behind the 
President's home. 

itain McAfee received win. 
Ella Keats 
Whiting. Dean of Instruction, Miss 
Lucy Wilson, Dean of '4o. Mrs. 
Mary Ewing, honorary mem ber of 
the and Elizabeth 

graau- 

pres- 
ent at the reception were mem- 
,f Trustees, the 

ior^ ind alumnae. 



Perkins Speaks 
Of Moral Power, 
Also Wisdom 

ii, Palfrey Perkin . | 

the Baccalaureate Addn 
i 
May 10. Dr. Pel 

.-•poke on "The Moral 
itual U e "i Power." The 

addresc 
the Wisdom Of Solomon, , 
••\\ isdom is a trea 

never fs 

h , become friend 

lass the question of ins 

qi i a, Well 

■ 
dom. 

"I know no other answer than 
.' he said. "Only a sen 
God can turn the poWei i 
educated mind to n 
il uses." 
The world, continued Dr. Pei 

. will nut be ' 

i in the scholastii i e< ord made 
by the Btudent while in ■ 
hut rathei in the personal 
possessed by the individual and 

Dr. Perkin concluded 
, sonal powei put 
teal and ; today, 

opportuni 
history to help a torturei 
fused, Baddened world onward to 
peace and order and joy. 



Eleven Receive Special and Departmental Honor 
Prizes Announced for Achievement In Major Fields 

Th. 

'Choir Presents 
Varied Music at 
rs Concert 



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Ave Maria 

Gluck 
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For 1 bine Own 

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Honors in ;i Special Field 

Jeai i. ..I 

Ad\ 
Elte 

Mildred Dorothea Kcil 

Lenore I 

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G loi la Pearl I i 1 1 

Th< I , ,,, 

Policy. 

lb] i ohen i 

Sarah I mi Mitchell Hanli 

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Je hi Mull iv bli 

/'/"'. in tht ■ > An- 

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Barbara Lm u i , 

Pa 
Probl 

Departmental Honors 

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I i rvanfa Pi in In Bpaniah 
\ lice Hannah Ban id ile 

i npoi i Prise In Bp< 
i lor 

Mill P I , II, Ul , 

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ShituUmd, ' 
racquellne Award In I " II h 

< 00100 iti. in 

Gloria Bade Gallic 
John m.i it in i.i Price 1" Prose 
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SENIORS OF SEVER \ 



Seniors Review Past Year; Find 
Cars, Dates, Have Come and Gone 






The -Seniors are packing their 
trunk- for the last time, selling 
I sorting; 

look back over their four 

to their Freshman ye 

were men— men in 
football a 

They 
not unusa ••? to turn 

dates for one 

ins. In N< 

I tablecloi 

..in board as a 

It was ,„ that 

, HadK-y invite.! Errol Flynn 

nner in Eliot, but he didnl 

come. Later that evening she 



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i the table next to him at 
ipli 
Tha nan class WBS the 

last to att 
Kail I te with a | 

On a S 

,1 Harbor. If 

began to supplement fir 

With J the 

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jump' vith ih,: 

iper. Baby 

Sunday aftem. 

on Page 6, Col. J) 



Miss Kammerer 
Gets Fellowship 
To Finish Ph.D. 

ears, 
subject i« 

rican A id 

tornl or post . 

. Kammerer becam 
iliticol 3 i 

St Lou 

ience 

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II . Ohio 

a half on 

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SENIORS 

. . duated. Tl ind thing 

you've reached o goal we undergraduates are 

for. ITou are full-fledged Wellesl 
women and we're proud ol you We're goin 
to miss you aa thi year you have missed '44, 
We're sure we will miss you even more 
I 1 ,,,: we are glad th i1 you have had a Wellesley 
education and thai you are ready to go out 
i the world. 

li is an exciting thing to Bel oul equipped 
: < 1 1 < i Btrengthened by four years ol Wellesley 

in prove j self and youi college. JTou h i 

gpenl these tout years for the specific purpose 
mi developing and beooming yourself. Welles- 
ley's faoultj and ourriculum and campus h 
held opportunities foi experii nee, ideas, inspira- 
tion, in the gathering of so many on one 
campus there has been tin- -timulaiion ni real 
n n ndships. As you become grads \ ou are real- 
izing how much you have received from We] 
lesley. In return you are an honor to hi r to- 
rn own future success 
w ill be an even gn ater honor t" her. 

\\c undergrad are glad we have been 

Wclleslej while you, '45, were here. We 
have worked w ith you. We have had fun with 
j mi. w r like you, We want to mei I j ou I 
on oul in the woi Id, For the presenl . as each 
class hopes to cai rj on the ideals and achie 
menl - oi the college as well as ite predecessi 
we freshmen and sophs and juniors will follow 
you as be; I we can 

I i ientli- are parting today and tomorrow, Inn 

iin real thing is thai the h ii ndships Von 

■■ here you have livi d 
four full and vital years, bul the imporl 

w ellesley in pari ol j ou. As 

you go out to new achievements and we watt 
you, and follow in j oui fool top then is one 
thing thai will bind all togt thi i and will be 
.i pari of each— all of as will always be Wel- 

. win nen. 



nation is w i ' difficult task. We i 

nui have ii>- pi i 

we ,..,„ judge partialis from the past and 

I,,,,,, the presi at. 1918 saw the Allied World 

wildly jubilant over Germany's militarj capit- 

[94 , lW the Ulied World thankful 

DU I bi unconditional but- 

rendi r. 

i nconditional surrender is a fad mon 
oificanl "i a ohangi d attitude on the part of 
the victors than of the vanquished. En I 
we are alreadj witnessing signs ol German 

defiance and i al insensitivity in such things 

as the reaction of the German people to the 
,,,/,., i horror perpetrated by thai nation. 
i i people in Germany claim knowledge of 
or participation in these crimes, but 
Allies' attitude indicates thai al long lasl 
we a1 least are beginning to learn, We 
demanded une.iiiiritinn.il mrrender, and we 

it. We seei be headed for a "hard" 

.,. Whether we achieve it, and whether 
we wan! il after we gel it, rem:::,,- to be 3een. 
But we have begun to learn, w e have learned 
thai a nation violating rudimentary interna- 
tional order can be brough! to her knees. We 
maj hope thai we have also discovered our 
n« n share of guill as a member of a group of 
nations in which such violation constantly 

recurs. 

Another indication that we have begun to 
learn was oiu reaction to the news ol Ger- 
many's surrender, We are sobered by the real- 
ization thai the material and spiritual resources 
of the Allied Nations musl continue to be di- 
rected primarily towards destruction. .Japanese 
militaristic madne musl be forcibly rooted out 

Of every corner of her far-llunu Pacific empire. 

II is tragic and criminal that bo many more 
must die before mankind's energies can be re- 
dedicated to constructive tasks. Realization 

thai - ueli musl be destroyed before a little 

enn be rebuill has restrained our jubilation over 
Germany's fall even more than the prospeots 
ni personal sacrifice. For in the lasl anal', 
we all musl know thai the news of V-J Day, 
although signifying complete military victory, 

Will Only mean hall llir battle iS wiin. 



HALF A VICTORY 

i o appraise almosl al tin mom< at of its 
occurri ic ich an unprecedented hisl 

event as the crushing defeat of a .mee great 



WITH HONOR 

Wellesley honors this vear two members of 
the faculty who are retiring after many years 
ni active service to the college. Both Miss 
Louise S. McDowell, Professor of Physics, and 
Miss Edith \V. Muse iciate Professor of 

Speech, are well kin.wii authorities in their re- 
Bpective fields and Welle- le\ I 'allege is proud 
to have had both distinguished scholars on the 
faculty. 

Miss McDowell graduated from Wellesley in 

1898 and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees 

from Cornell, she returned to Wellesley as an 
Instructor in Physics in 1909. During the last 
Miss McDowell was an \ ti Ph] sicisl 

in Research for the I nited Staies Signal Corps 
in the Radio Section of the Bureau of Stand- 
ards -in later returned to the Bureau of 
Standards to hold the highesi ranking Civil 
Service appointmenl ol anj woman physii 
"' the United States government. A specialist 
mi powi r loss in dielectrics \i iss VlcDov .-11 is 
I ta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and 
of the American Physical Society, the New 
i ngland Section ol which she was Vice-Presi- 
denl from 1933-35. 

Miss \ii.-e- ;, member of the Wellesley fac- 
ulty -mee 1923, graduated from Columbia Uni- 
in 1915 and received hei M.A. degree 
there in 1921. She is ah iduate of the 

ion m Boston. Inter- 
ested particularly in the theater, she is a mem- 
bei ol the Advisory Counoil of the Theatre Edu- 
cation League, an organization formed to inter- 
nig people in the theater, She is a mem- 
ber of the educational society Kappa Delta Pi. 

and .,f the Eastern Public Speaking Confer- 1 
New England Speech Conference, Boston Brai 

of the Foreign Policy Association, the Ame 

sociation of University Professors, and the 
tonal Association ol Teaohi i i I ieech, 
rhi faculty, the si i and all those who 
e known Miss Moses and Miss McDowell 

will miss their friendship and tie 



Beyond the Campus 



by Mimi Ashton '46 



Last week-end I went to the 
Third National Convention of the 
d States Student Assembly 

delegate from the Wellesl«sy 

College Forum. U.S.S.A. is a g 
and run by Stud 
which tries to stimulate student 
thinking along lines of sound 
political awasenesB and to work 

in the community B , for- 

sighted citizens. 

o Uays of speech making 
and dl -the represen- 

tatives of twenty three collegef 
Buoh as the .University of Chicago, 
Harvard, Swathmore and Middle- 
bury, — drew up a program of ac- 
tion for the coming year to be used 
on tliu campuses iiu'onghout the 
United States. Thes tudents there 
-ented a larger body of young 
<ud women al over the country 
Who fel that they have an impor- 
tanl part to play in the post-war 
world, and a direct contribution to 
in helping formulate public 
opinion. With the end of the Euro- 
pean phase of the war we are al- 
ready confronted with many 
serious problems such as reconver- 
sion, rehamiiltation of returning 
servicemen, and perhaph most im- 
portant — the drawing up of a peace 
based on democratic principles. 

Speaking on the "Means of 
Political Pressure in 1945-1946," 
Paul Sixton, Director of the Wash- 
ington Office of the Union For 
Democratic Action, pointed out 
that after winnig the peace, full 
employment was the most impor- 
tant issue confronting the people of 
America. Opposition to the Full 
Employment Bill of 1945 is already 
being voiced by its opponents, the 
bankers and industrialists, who 
clair that its price is too high, and 
that if the bill is passed we will 
lose our freedom. But it is just this 
totalitarianism of monopoly and 
patent roots and opposition to labor 



organization which is going to be 
the make or break of the freedom 
which we so deeply cherish. The 
msibility for establishing a 
sound economy with ful employ- 
and a high standard of living 
for all. lies with US, the Students 
.if America. It is our job to become 
familiar with pending legislation, 
to decide what is good, and then to 
make others feel the same way. On 
us lies the responsibility for letting 
• ly minded congressmen, 
both state and federal, know what 
we — the future voters — are think- 
ing; of communicating with those 
who are satisfied with seeing the 
United tSates slip back into isola- 
tionism and economic imperialism 
an. I making them vote for the 
measures which will, in the long 
run, benefit the majority of 
people. Citing the most important 
measures now before Congress or 
soon to be considered, Mr. Tilton, 
said that students should concen- 
trate on seeing that the fololwing 
measures are passed: Breton 
Woods, Renewal of the Reciprocal 
Trade Agreements, Public Works, 
Anti-Poll Tax, F.E.P.C., and Mis- 
souri Valley Authority. 

In the Sunday session Edward L. 
Bernay, author of "Take Your 
Place at the Peace Table," spoke on 
"Publicity, Pressure, and Organi- 
zation Techniques," giving us con- 
crete information on how to tackle 
the immense problems of student 
action. He cautioned undergrad- 
uates against trying to work on a 
national scale. There are many es- 
sential, though not glamorous jobs 
in one's own communities which de- 
mand intelligent workers, he said, 
urging all who possibly could to 
take these npsitions as a sort of 
aprenticeship. It is only through 
experience that, one may prepare 
oneself for the more exciting po- 
sitions of the future. 




SENIORS OF STONE, DAVIS 



Senior Honors - 

(Contincitd from Page 1) 

Writing 

Eleanor Martha Herz 

John Masefield Prize in Verse 

Writing 

Elizabeth Polk Benson 

Lewis Atterbury Stimson Prize in 

Mathematics 

Jeanne Garcelon 

Woodrow Wilson Prize in Modern 

Politics 

Mary Alice Burgess 

/,', ii rion of Tn ni i. 

ral //''. motional Organisation 

Florence Annette Wing Memorial 

Prize for Lyric Poetry 

Margery Whitney Miller 

Associate Membership in 

Sigma XI 
Frances Margaret Capron, Le- 
nore Lehn. Despina Malakos, Jean 
Muir Preble. 

Phi Beta Kappa 
Alice Hannah Barradale, Gloria 
Bradley, Joan Caughran, 
illic. Marjorie Fran- 
Goodman, Joyce Merriman 
Gulick, Louisa Harrison Hagner, 
Nancy Elder Heath, Eleanor 
Martha Herz, Eleanor May Ko- 
enore Lehn, Gloria Pearl 
Joy Cohen Levy, Sarah Jane 
Mitchell Stanley, Alice Ayres 

i. Kan Muir Preble, Arline 
Joyce Rubenstein, Jean 
Rubin, Allaire Urban. 

Wellesley College Honor 
Scholars 
Anne Hale Adams, Elizabeth Fran- 
ces Barber, Gloria Diana Bradley, 
nor Upton Brown, Harriet Mc- 
Afee Brown, Mary Alice Burgess, 
Sidney Gerard Burke, Helen 
Hughes Cahill, Frances Mai 
Capron, Esther Bei-man Clenott, 
Anne English Colcord, Anne Logan 
Davis. Tinka Derecktor, Jean Sea- 
ver Edwards, Elaine Elkins, 
Christine Ferguson, Inez Melrose 
French. Jeanne Garcelon, Marjorie 



Frances Goodman, Louisa Harrison 
Hagner, Helen Hall, Nancy Elder 
Heath, Jane Ingley, Mabel Eliza- 
beth Jones, Mildred Dorothea Keil, 
Patricia Newn\aker Knapp, Pa- 
tricia Grace Lauber, Selma Miriam 
Levin e, Margery Whitney Miller, 
Constance Elizabeth N a n g 1 e, 
Marian Neil, Gabrielle Jayne 
Peters. Anne Pettingell, Carol 
Deborah Ruback, Kate Senior, 
Hadassah Ruth Shapiro, Elizabeth 
Slaughter, Patricia Ann Southard, 
Eunice Stunkard, Dorothy Jean 
Swearingen, Gloria Florence- 
Trencher, Elizabeth Sarah Under- 
wood. Barbara Lin Whitmore. 

Durant Honor Scholars 

Alice Hannah Barradale, Joan 
rhran, Gloria Eade Gallic, 
Joyce Merriman Gulick, Eleanor 
Martha Herz, Eleanor May Ko- 
jassar, Lenore Lehn, Gloria Pearl 
Levy, Sarah Jane Mitchell Manley, 
Alice Ayres Meeker, Jean Mur 
Preble, Arline Roshkind, Joyce 
Rubenstein, Jean Rubin, Allaire 
Urban. 

Graduate Scholarships 

Arline Roshkind: awarded for the 
1945-46 for graduate study in 
Public Administration at theUni- 
versity of Chicago. 

Allaire Urban: awarded for the 
1945-4(i for study at the 
School of Law of Yale Univei 
Graduate Fellowships 
Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship, 
Awarded for the year 1945-46 to 
Marcia Kelman, B.S., Tufts Col- 
L942; M.A.. Wellesley Col- 
lege, 1944; student in the Medical 
School of Cornell University, Sub- 
ject: Medical Research; Alice 
Freeman Palmer Fellowship, 
Awarded for the year 1945-4*', to 
Christine Sykes Williams, B.A., 
Bryn Maw r Ci 1942; M A., 

Radcliffe College, 1943; M.A.. Bfl 
Gill University, 1944; prospi 
SENIOR HONORS 
(Continued on Page S) 



Willi SI 1 -i (on k.i NEWS. M\Y 2(1. 1945 



Pre-General Nerves Calmed Nan Weiser Record Set World Affairs 
By Borrowed Phi Bete Keys Heads 1947 



by Mary Lib Hurff 'u 

"After a certain grade of cul- 
twre has been attained the belief 
in luck appears. The fetish is a 
mascot or object carried for luck." 
— Encyclopedia Britannica. 

In the spring of the year 1915 
A.D., a certain grade of culture 
was attained on the Wellesley 
campus. The General, it was 
called, and it brought forth more 
fetishes than a mere Exam — 
lower on the scale of culture — had 
ever been known to evoke. 

Five real Egyptian scarabs ap- 
peared in the domains of Ec, Geo- 
logy. Poli Sci, Zo. and Art. "Well 
they can't do any harm, and 
they're kind of cute " appeared to 
be the concensus of opinion of Rae 
Hall. Jean Sunderlin, Sid Burke, 
"Tig" Groot, and Crit Curtis, who 
carried the tiny green beetle- 
shaped charms. No one could 
translate the symbols on the 
backs. An unabridged dictionary 
s-uggested "Bubastis grant a good 
New Year" and "May thy name 
endure and a son be born thee." 

A necessarily limited circle re- 
lied on the potent magic of Phi 
Bete keys. Marjorie Lent bor- 
rowed her fiance's for the occasion, 
while Jean Rubin traded with 
"Inky" Kojassar and clutched a 
few four-leaf clovers for good 
measure. 

Jeans, Cap and Gown 
Certain more or less significant 
ceremonial robes were also in evi- 
dence. Math major Margaret 
Stanley, addict of comfort, topped 
a pair of blue jeans with her 
brother's 1940 Princeton Reunion 
shirt. Guite Tatum arrived at the 
French "quiz" in cap and gown, 
the only garb which shows, she 

Portland Sees 
Christening of 
Wellesley Ship 

The U.S.S. "Wellesley Victory." 
a Liberty ship built for the Mari- 
time Commission, was launched on 
March 16 at the Oregon Shipbuild- 
ing Corporation. The "Wellesley 
Victory," painted battleship grey, 
carries a cargo of 10,500 tons. 

Twenty-one members of the 
Portland Wellesley Club were 
present at the ceremony, which 
began at 1:00 p.m. As the flag 
was raised, a male quartet sang 
the National Anthem. Mr. Rob- 
ert Porter, who was in charge of 
the construction of the ship, spoke 
and thanked the men for their 
loyal and faithful work. 

Miss McAfee's Message 

Miss Grace Townsend '96, Pres- 
ident of the Wellesley Club, also 
spoke to the thousands of ship- 
yard workers, telling them of the 
founding of the College, of its 
purpose and of the significance 
of its motto, "Non Ministrari Sed 
Ministrare." She read a telegram 
from Captain McAfee which con- 
tained the following message: 

"Wellesley College takes great 
satisfaction in your choice of this 
name for your latest Victory ship. 
We are sure that this latest prod- 
uct of the skill and efficiency of 
the Oregon Shipbuilding Corpora- 
tion will do more than its share 
to bring the victory; and Welles- 
ley is proud to have its name asso- 
ciated with that task." 

Just before the ship was launch- 
ed, Reverend Lansing Kempton 
offered a prayer for the officers 
and crew of the "Wellesley Vic- 
tory," and asked that the ship 
might help to bring Allied victory 
and the justice of God to the 
world. 

"I christen thee 'Wellesley Vic- 
tory'," said Mrs. Robert Porter, 
the sponsor, as she broke a bottle 
of champagne across the bow of 
the ship. The moorings were cut, 
and the ship slid smoothly down 
the ways into the river. 

The "Wellesley Victory" is not 
the first ship to bear the name 
of the college, however. In No- 
vember, 1943, the "Wellesley," a 
tanker, was commissioned at the 
Bethlehem-Sparrows Shipyard. It 
ill in operation and is owned 
by the Socony Vacuum Oil Com- 
pany. 

o 

ODT Request - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
lesley for the week end of May 
i. I personally shall be de- 
ed of a very real pleasure for 
I have looked forward to meeting 
you who have sent us the splendid 
ng women of our Class of 1945. 
Those of you who can come under 
the existing restrictions will be 
most welcome and the others will 
be greatly missed." 



es, sufficient deference to the 
academic ice of the 

casion. Also, because they hap- 
pened to be lying around, she 
pinned on debating club, glee club, 
and Triangle club pins from high 
school, a souvenir of a trip to 
France, her father's Medical 
Corps pin from the last war, a 
four-leaf clover under glass, and 
a French flag. 

Arline Roshkind carried a four- 
leaf clover in her shoe. 

Not exactly a fetish but help- 
ful for morale-building purposes 
was the picture of her husband, 
which, propped against a coke 
bottle, guided Helen Cahill 
through four hours of Poli So. 
Typical of the general (puns are 
not a policy of this paper) atti- 
tude, however, was that of the art 
major who, pressed for an account 
of any good luck charms she 
might have carried, looked blank 
for a few moments and then de- 
clared, "Well, I braided my hair 
into 15 pigtails and I wore a red 
sock and a green sock and I car- 
ried the cutest little dog — about 
so long, with brown and white 
spots — and I didn't wear my 
glasses because glasses are bad 
luck. Oh yes — and Friday is bad 
luck so I had to take my General 
on Thursday!" 



Junior Show 

.Van \Y appointed 

head i 

dy in 
mi thing 
want now are Ideas and mi 
from every member of the ■ 

En this largest 

class in W o par- 

ticipate and have a good timi 
it" 

Uaxine Bublitx, the director of 
now, will be in char; 
staging. Heading the script com- 

Miggs Ignatius; n 
bers are Helen Storey. Syl Crane. 
Harriet Wald. Dottie N( 
Gerry Ferend, Betty ("obey. Sue 
Kuehn, and Mary Alice Ross. Jean 
Rowland is chairman of the music 
committee, consisting of Jan 
Young, Phil Clark. Ruth Jacoby, 
Puss Owen, Jean Lazarus, Nancy 
Guilford, Connie Kruger, Jane 
Miller. Jane Pate. Head of pro- 
duet ion is Ann Farley; business 
manager is Dotty Schoenfuss. and 
Jackie Cummings is in charge of 
choreography. 

The heads of the show urge all 
the members of the class to sub- 
mit their ideas to the chairm 
the script and the music commit- 
tees during the summer. 



By Service 
Fund Drive 

1 1- by 
Oka with a 

ial of 

"i the year, either by pay- 
on, has en 
and to present the follow- 
ing record at this time: 

01 U-'45$15.l 



"The Muses Weep" Goes to Press 
In Lower Level Printing Shop 

by Barbara Coniu 



Room E in the basement of the 
Library has a second name prob- 
ably unfamiliar to those who as- 
sociate the basement primarily 
with the Biblical History or Mod- 
ern Language rooms. Edith Ky- 
nor and Eleanor Herz '45 have 
christened the room the Lower 
Level Printing Shop. "We're not 
sure they'll make it official," laugh- 
ed "Lee," "but we like it." She 
and Edie have worked in Room 
E every Thursday afternoon since 
last November, printing their own 
as on a printing press similar 
to an old one used by Benjamin 
Franklin. 

It was after they had jointly 
won the Junior Library Prize that 
Edie and Lee became acquainted 
with Miss Hannah O. French, 
whose specialty is Book Art 
conceived the idea of printing 
eighteen copies of a volume of 
their own poems. Other students 
have used the press, under the 

direction of Miss French, but < 

of them have confined themselves 
to making book plates and other 
small cards. 

Only One "Pie" 

Lee and Edie have found that 
printing is a "long and painstak- 
ing job." "It isn't something you 
dash off over night," Miss French 
added. Each letter must be set 
in place by hand. The paper must 
be arranged in exactly the right 
position so that the quarto will 
be correctly printed. A little too 
much pressure means that one 
page will be printed darker than 
another and the four pages which 
are printed at once must be done 
over. The amateur printers are 
quite proud of the fact, however, 
that they have so far made only 
one "pi." (A pi is a disaster 
which occurs when one letter be- 
comes loose while the type is be- 
ing transferred to the press, caus- 
ing an entire quarto to collapse 
suddenly in a jumbled mass!) 

The paper on which Lee and 
Edie are printing their poems is 
especially interesting, for it was 
hand made in Fabriano, Italy, by 

Senior Honors - 

(Continued from Page •') 
candidate for the degree of Ph.D. 
at Yale University, Subject: fid 
matics: Fanny Bullock Workman 
Scholarship. Awarded for the year 
1946-46 to Phyllis Pray Bober, 
B.A., Wellesley College. 1941; 
M.A.. New York University. 1943; 
candidate for the degree of Ph.D., 
at the Institute of Fine Arts of 
New York University. Subject: 
Ait and Archaeology: Horton- 
Hallowell Fellowship. In the Gift 
of the Alumnae Association. 
Awarded for the year 1945-46 to 
Hilda Auerbnch B.A.. 

University College, University of 
London, 1939; M.A., Wellesley Col- 
didate for the degree 
of Ph.D. at New York University, 
Subject: English Literature. 



a process which has been handed 

in a paper-making company 
since 1280. Miss French noted 

since ao commercial com 
anywhere in America man 

hand, it was neces- 
sary to buy tin paper from an 
impoi 

Most of the poen 
being printed are of the "spring" 

'late at night" 
analyzed bj »«. Some 

cently — the titli 

"V-E Day, 1946." The 
of' the volume, sugi M i 

Fie ni 

ing selection I rom 
Eleanor Herz anil Edith Kyi 

Although Edie and Lei are pei 

haps the most familiar with II 

E, many other students ha. 
joyed using the room. Mi Pren- 
tiss' Freshman English Con 
tion class d some of the 

books from it- line library for 
their .source themi - on Bool 

ory studei delved into 

bating, binding. 
and illustration. A treat i 
books of the Orient, by Dard Hun- 
CUrator of the paper museum 
at M.I.T., is among the volumes 
which hook lover- have pe 
Mr. Hunter designed the print for 
the book himself and prin 
on his own handmade pa] 
Guillen's poems have been 
printed on the Wells College 
by two European refugees am 
in the library. 

The amateur pi both 

wearing enormous blue denim 
on I in ned on Page i. Col. 3) 

FreshmanDorms 
Of '49 Assigned 
To Vil Juniors 

Village Juniors for 1945-46 have 
been assigned their houses for 
next year. Formerly appointed 
chairman for Vil Juniors is Mary 
Alice Ross. 

Vil Juniors and houses assigned 
are as follows: 

Barbara Britton, Webb; B 
erine Buchanan, Washington; Anne 
Cleland. Wis wall; Camilla Chand- 
ler, Don Assistant; Jean de 
Beer, Non eo-Vil Ju 
Alyson Dudley, Noanett Group; 

icia Headland, Homestead 
sistant. 

Marjorie Hoskins, Little; 
Elizabeth Hurff. Beebe; Pa 
Kennedy. Homestead; Jean Kix- 
Millei, Noanett. co-Vil Jo 
Susan Kuehn, Crofton; Rosalind 
Mor hington Group. 

Puss Owen, Elms; Susan Palm- 
Jean 
Phill. umbega, Co-Vil Jun- 

Jane Pate, Eliot Group; Joan 
Rose. Al- 

ice Ross. Eliot. co-Vil Junior; Bet- 
ty Lee Tucker, Dower; I/ittchen 
Vondersmith. Eliot, CO-VI1 Jun- 
ior: '. ilber, Joslin. 



Amount collected to date $14,597.14 

Amount i 
To be paid by M.r. 

Faculty 82.60 

Stud. 170.55 



$15,1 

Irene Peterson '46, ni 

of Service Fund, stressed the value 
of the excellent work of canvassers 
during thi last week of classes. 
Their efforts resulted in a much 
miller number of cancellation 
than was expected. In keeping 
With the new policy 
ing. no pledges will be carried 

Into thi ammei oi 
lone. 
Gifl and "ledges in excess of 
the goal surplus of 

$250o, which i lie 
Board vot< d to allocate so oi dii 

Wax Actft n n LOOO 

amount in turn Ii alloi 
by the i ommil tee to •■•■■■'< i 
\\ orld Stud ni .- i vi, e Fund, 
md aid 

conl Inue thi h n ' ibed 

.mi univei ii it ill <■■■ i i E 

Philippine . i". i"" 

helti i Ithen I oil 200 

This college is just beginning to 

ri ume ai fii I I iini 

in, e the Ub« ' al ion od G 

urn,, A.nr, . (800 i in i. thi 

in, I. thai 
been able to 
i ion; i he i | will i re h 

III!, In | .,, i lilhll , l, 

More Help For < hildj 

and Students 

Antl 
Leagui help i thi fli 

-I the 
I War; since the 
Spain ft G ill h 

No 

oi hi i 

Save the Children I 
$200. 1 1 

i. .Ik I,, ,i, Uvei in" 1 1" 
vitamins, medii in< . and | 
to children in ■■■ ir si ea I 
i he in. i i ime \\ elle Ii y bat been 
able to ai lisl i hii E 'deration. 

Upi. 
525. This repi i it lonal 

gift ' 

in: ii,, ipii ,1 ia the 

onlj ity foi 

a, des. 

J, dm I ' ampbell Folk School 

u, \mth Carolina, $40. This 
school provides agricultural i 
f.,r young adults. 

[ndu 1 1 ial and Agricul- 
I School in South Cfl 
$60. This is an additional gift to 
nn on' ' ,ii, hii,' Negro s> I 

itioaal Coi 

intolerance 

is well known, 

al YMCA Neg 
Stud, 100, A I 

impoi tanl in acta* I 

this 'iving aid 

. for the first time. 



Group Asks For 
Wellesley Reps 

l of 

h the help of 
i<ara 
nend Weill 

i ,,ii 

in Salis- 

nt, from July 11 to 

I 

The i- is 

idsnts 

i cuss 
world affairs, and by an exchange 
of id. tain basic 

truths Among thi i of 

roup are learning languages 
from one another, editing H 

I planning and produc- 
ing i in- 
tellectual pur 

im Ini ludej si U< I ii 

Seminar Leaders 

Tim I v Ii ., 

i irship, pai 

in the i 

in, i,i,i, Sii Noi m i 
Willi 

and Mai 'he 

thi prii ; 

World Affairs has exl 

war, in New I 

I'm 

a f.'u hundred dollar i 
ore offered 



Class of 19 IK Electa 
Coe, Bartram, Clark. 
Nexl \i ear's Officers 

, ,ni 
i . . 

i 

H H] G tO 

exoc- 

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elected 101 



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SCHOOL OF NURSING 

A Profession for the 
College Woman 

An in 'id basic - 

mils branch 

inn in Md durlnj 

thirty course 

MASTER OF NURSING 

OX philosophy from a col- 
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for admission. 

For caUlocor and Information 

Mtnm 

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WELLESLE1 COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 20. 1945 



'Twas Not 5a.m. 'TwasNotMayDay 
But Seniors Rolled Hoops Anyway 




It wasn't May 1 and it wasn't 5 
H I. in the Him imii-', but the 
Sophomores and a few Junior and 
liman little sisters of the 
class of '45 were lined up on 
wke the 
grand dash to the road to save 
hoop-rolling elders 
Wellesley's classic Hoop m 
thon, won by Marjorie Severy, was 
going on as usual at 8 o'clock 
May b despite the ab ence of flash- 
light-lit bridge games, bush*hidden 
sophomores out before the legal 
hour, and songs to the early 
morning milkman. 

One BOphomore knowing that 
could not be saved until 8 
thought he'd be smart and 
out at 7:80, which she did, on! 

■ cover thai the ti uth of the 
"Id adage about the early bird still 
• pet [ally at Wellesley — 
and he found the Idewalks al- 
lined with little sistei In 
i m line, 
When the whit tie finally blew at 
ly 8, the only different i 
• 'i iiinj.' in the light ol tni 
nil the dim light of dawn of 
is that they 
could ■ ee v> ho I ing them 
in the inns and whom they trip- 
up. ii 

imothi " 'i and the Is 



GOOD LUCK TO THE 
CLASS OF 1945 

Joseph E. O'Neil 
Jeweler 28 Grove St. 





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cut to cover • 

multitude of figure faults . . . 

in spanking white cotton 

prettied up with 

full-blown roses in soft 

colors plotted to show off 

your tan . . . 

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Organizations Alumnae Reunions Crowd Campus 

Will Welcome Daring Pre-War Graduation Week 



struggled back to a 90 degree 
angle; and one soph, extricating 
hi i foot from under that of her 
neighbor's, muttered something 
about being glad to see that 
"thing" again. 

By 8:15 the Seniors, appropri- 
ately clad in cap and shortened 
gown, i laded places with their 
little sisters, who, from the sec- 
ond row back apologized for the 
place they had saved, and the race 
was on. The general nearly a 
behind them, the Seniors ran 
with extra vigor, but some with 
hang-overs arrived a little late 
and Joined the race where they 
met it. while the majority mopped 
out, or their hoops did, by the Art 
building. Marge Severy, in the 
lead i she passed the Libe, 
reached the Chapel first and was 
imi d On w innei Prevented 

from fulfilling the tradition of 
winning bj i i ready 

mai tied, Borne ol whom, like llebe 
Repperl Wilmerding, brandished 
mop in bead of hoops, Marge con- 
i that she "wasn't even 
engaged." 

Miii the race gowns returned 

to their more dignified lengths, 

ophomon regretted the 

beautifully tiny Btitches Bhe had 

' I onitn ui d on Pat?i 6, I ol. •?> 



Class of 1949 

Organization Day will replace 

oman Vaudeville as method 

of introducing campus organiza- 

The 

day will open with a mas:- 

i riday morning, Sep 
21, .'it which the head of each 

peak. Freshmen will 
then be invited to "at home-" to 
be held at varvous times during 
the lest of the day by Athletic 
Association, Bai Chris- 

tian Association, Forum, Radio, 
and Mews. 

I'm new freshman class will 
a ednesday, Septemfa 

ote Thursday to at- 
tending their first class meeting 
at which Captain McAfee, Mrs. 
Kerby-Miller, and Suzanne Car- 
reau '46 will speak. Diverse ap- 
pointments, plus learning the Grey 
Book will complete the day's 
ilule. 
Friday evening the Music De- 
partment will give a concert for 
the new class. Sunday, Septem- 
ber 23, College Government and 
Christian Association will hold a 
"get acquainted" reception in 
Tower Court. Orchestra will give 
a party at 5:30 p.m. that same 
day. 



Pat Brown Announces 
New Committee Heads, 
1945-6 Student Reps 

The heads of the student com- 
mittees and the student represent- 
atives for 1945-4*1 were announced 
recently by Pat Brown '46, Head 
of Appointments Committee. 
These committees and representa- 
tives are under the jurisdiction of 
College Government. 

The new heads are: Marriage 
Lecture Committee, Joan Powers 
Humphreyville; Student Education 
Committee, Alice Birmingham; 
Grounds Committee, Prudence 
Mayhew; Elections Committee, to 
ppojnted in the fall; Student 
Representative on the Well Com- 
mittee, Katie Hogg; Student Rep- 
tative on Hathaway House 
Board, Betty Chedester. 



'Commencement has just never 
seemed like Commencement 
the Alumnae hi 

reunion: irginia 

Eddy, Assistant S< to the 

ident, "That's the thing that 

made the big change in our 

In pre-war years, the alumnae 
really lenl b trreat deal of color to 
the Commencement festivities. The 
"most colorful" addition to the 
weekend program was the alumnae 
BSSion which took place after 
llumnae luncheon on Satu 
after) b reunion class in its 

own official costume paraded on 

i Court Green in COmpeti 
for a cup given for the most out- 
standing apparel and the greatest 
marching skill. 

After the Senior Class Banquet 
on Saturday night, the alumnae 
again came to the fore. A special 
step-singing in which they "com- 



(Continiud from Page 3) 

aprons, and both liberally covered 
with printer's ink, admit that one 
does become a bit messy while 
using a hand press. The friends 
who receive the eighteen copii 

i lie poems, however, will probably 
agree that a long and exacting 
job has produced most worthwhile 
results. The project is a unique 
one here — a volume of oii: 
pbems, printed by hand on import- 
ed handmade paper in a type de- 
signed by one of the great typog- 
raphers of the day. 



College Marks Victory 
In European War With 
Solemn Chapel Service 

A V-E Day service was held in 
Houghton Memorial Chapel on 
May 8 at 7:30 p. m. in honor of the 
termination of hostilities in the 
European theatre of war. The 
theme of the service was one of ser- 
ious meditation and thanksgiving. 
Following the call to worship, 
delivered by Dean Lucy Wilson, the 
National Anthem was sung_by the 
congregation. The Wellesley Col- 
lege Choir, under the direction of 
Margaret MacDonald, sang a chor- 
al antiphon of praise, Bless the 
Lord, O My Soul. 

Dr. Paul Lehmann, Professor of 
Biblical History at Wellesley Col- 
lege, led the congregation in a 
litany of thanksgiving and peni- 
tence, which was followed by a uni- 
son prayer. Dean Wilson lead 
passages from the Scriptures 
which were suitable to the occa- 
sion. 

AfJter a litany of intercession, led 
by Dr. Lehmann. a meditation was 
delivered by Miss Virginia Onder- 
donk, Professor of Philosophy. 
Miss Onderdonk stressed the need 
for repentence on the part of the 
American people, lest they feel that 
they have gone guiltless to victory. 
Barbara WhLtmore, '45, former 
President of War Activities gave 
an address, concerning Wellesley's 
contribution to the war effort. She 
emphasized the necessity of further 
contribution in every way possible 
for the duration of the war with 
Japan. 

After a prayer for the coming of 
peace with justice, the Choir sang 
a concluding choral antiphon of as- 
surance, Lord God, Thou Art Our 
'/<■. Dr. Lehman delivered the 
benediction. 



peted" was part of the evening's 

i am. The competition was even 

keener than it had been in undei- 

• 5 as each class 

brought out their own particular 

song and sang it with 

•ing" gusto." — even 

classes who had graduated forty 

or so years before. 

Finding places for the Alumnae 
and their cars was, of com 
problem. It was not uncomni 

>ne or two hundred listening 
alumnae, who could not be seated 
m Chape] for Baccalaureate, on 
i "I. ling chairs set up on the 
( hapel green in order to hear the 
services which were "piped" to 
them hrough a loudspeaker. "The 
mosquitos were their only prob- 
reminisced Miss Eddy. The 
seating problem again became 
acute in connection with the grad- 
uation exercises. "Alumnae Hall 
was no bigger then than it is 
now, explained Miss Eddy, "and 
there ust wasn't room for the 
parents and all the Alumnae, too." 
the situation was solved bv 
having the Alumnae lead the pro- 
cession to Alum, fill as many of 
the seats as were left, and having 

Jfei • m 4* ,nder march on through 
the building to the outdoor theatre 
again to attend the exercises by 
means of a loudspeaker. 

One activity in which the Alum- 

Reunion College which held its 
sesions for three or four days after 
Graduation. Alumnae were invited 
to come back again for a few 
days to recapture some of the 
physical joy and intelectual in- 
spiration which Wellesley offers" 
I he program, according to the bul- 
letin sent to prospective "students" 
was planned "to meet wide inter- 
ests to give you a glimpse of 
Wellesley at work today, to stimu- 
late your thinking." The range of 
?" inoa covered w as really "wide." 
In 1937 everything from Greek 
Drama to a lecture given bv Mr. 
Greene, then director of the choir, 
entitled "But Really You Can 
Sing," was included on the curri- 
culum. 



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Stardust in 
your "Bonnet"? 



Wo mean "captured Stardust" 
or Roger&Gallet dry perfume. 
Just put some of this pow- 
dered perfume between two 
thin layers of cotton and ac- 
tually tuck it in your"bonnet". 

It's th« cvtett surest way of keeping 
your favoriu Roger O Gallet scent 
with you ell the time. Your hair will 
be fragrant with "captured Stardust." 



Congratulations 
1945 

Granville 

Lealherwood 

Gift Shop 

575 Washington St. 



Students 9 Aid Society 
Meets Here Monday Eve 

A»S$ aT! 1 meetin * of the Stu- 
dents Aid Society will be held in 
Tower on Alumnae Day, May 21, 

Alumnae Meeting. Mildred H 
23! *" 1 5' Preside nt of the society! ' 
will give her report, followed by the 
reports of the Secretary, Treasur- 

Sii at » F » cult / Re P'-*sentative. 
Sally Russell '45, Undergraduate 
Chairman, will present a report on 
the student membership drive 

Owing to the restrictions on 
travel, only alumnae from the Bos- 
ton vicinity will attend the meet- 
ing. There will be two delegates 
from each reunion class, however, 
and many alumnae living within 
the travel limits are expected to be 
present. 



Good Luck, 
1945 

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WFXLESLKY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 20, 1945 



"Hotel Berlin" 
Has Good Idea 
But Thin Plot 

"Hotel Berlin" is a new kind of 
la film, for it depicts the 
Berlin of 1945 where the Nazis, 
though beaten, are determined to 
carry on their activities after the 
Though the basic idea is ex- 
cellent, the plot is disconnected 
and not forceful enough to con- 
vey it as well as il should, nor 
, on the whole, con- 
tribute much. 

Helmut Dantine Stars 
The story takes place in a large 
hotel, the scene of both Nazi 
underground activities. Helmut 
Dantine plays a young anti-Nazi, 
Martin Richter, who has ju- 
caped from Dachau and, disguised 
as a waiter, seeks refuge from 
the Gestapo who have ah 

d him to the hotel. He is 
helped by Lisa Doern, a selfish 
actress played by Faye Emerson. 
Raymond Massey plays a Nazi 
staff officer, who. seeing the turn 
of affairs, has made an attempt 
on Hitler's life, for he it con- 
vinced that by getting rid of the 
present Nazi chiefs Germany 
would have a better chance for 
her rights at the peace table. The 
film ends on a pessimistic note, 
with the Nazi officers making 
plans to go to Argentina and then 
to the States, disguised as anti- 
Nazi refugees, and to continue 
their activities thus. 

Weak Plot 
The film has definite possibil- 
ities for conveying the feelings of 
a conquered but unbroken Ger- 
manv, but it fails by reason of 
its weak plot. It i3 too episodic, 
and is in too much need of a 
continued theme, to express the 
threat to America effectively. 
Though each sequence is exciting 
self, because of the lack of 
continuity, suspense is not main- 
tained throughout the picture. 
Acting Mediocre 
The acting is very ordinary, 
save for Raymond Massey, who 
as usual gives an excellent per- 
formance. His interpretation of a 
man who has the highest ideals 
for Germany, but who sees them 
abused first by Hitler's failures 
an.l then by the Nazi Party in 
destroying idealists like himself, 
is sensitively and convincingly 
done. Even in the final blow of 
being abandoned in his last mo- 
ments by the woman he loves, he 
maintains his courage and fierce 
devotion to an ideal Germany. 
Helmut Dantine has only his looks 
to his credit, for his acting is 
completely wooden. Faye Emer- 
son does a passable job, without 
much inspiration, while Andrea 
King is similarly colorless in the 
role of a disillusioned girl who 
eventually forgets herself to fight 
for the cause of the Underground. 
Lacks Imaginative Touch 
It seems a p'.ty for such a po- 
tent idea as that of the determin- 
ation of the Nazis to continue 
their work, to be given such a 
poor vehicle. The film has none 
of the imaginative touch in direc- 



Have You Discovered 

The Vermont Store 

In 

Wellesley Hills 

It is nothing very fancy 
but it is unusual and ad- 
heres strictly to its policy 
of selling products of Ver- 
mont only. 



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RESORTS 

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Chatham, Mas*. 
OPEN YEAR ROUND 
ALL HOME COOKING 



Frost Examines Problem of Evil College Artists 
From Unusual Point of View Show Sketches, 

Plasters, Oils 



ROBERT FROST: A Maaqu 
Reason. Now York, Henry Holt 
I pp.; $2 

ibert Frost's newest book ia 

It may take 

a half-hour to read, surely no 

i nan an hour. Yet A Masque 

of Reason bears reading well, for 

a continuation Of Robert 

Ig in li. 

works, and it 

on one oi the moat basic human 

problems — the question of evil. 

Mr. Frost abandons his custom- 
ary New England setting to write 
what he terms the forty-thin) 
chapter of the Book of Job. The 
is laid in a i m the 

of a far-off desert; the char- 
are Job, Job's v. ife, God, 
and the Devil. The style, hOW- 
he chatty, conversational 
style that Mr. ] iaa always 

ii ed, and strangely enough, even 
though they are transplanted to 
UiL' edge Of the Desert of Eter- 
nity, Job and his wife still re- 
iniml one of a New England 
philosopher-farmer and a practi- 
cal, domineering, New England 
housewife. 

Job Seeks Explanation 
Job and his wife are testing at 
the oasis when they catch 
of God, caught momentarily in his 
burning bush. God seizes the op- 
portunity to make amends to the 
eternal sufferer, excusing Himself 
on the grounds that reason can 
find no connection between what 
men do and what they must en- 
dure. He thanks Job for helping 
him to prove this. But Job re- 
fuses to Ix.* put off so easily. He 
is sure there must be some pat- 
tern to the universe. The 
in him cries out for design. Job's 
wife, as a moral human being, 
wants to know a reasonable pur- 
pose for Job's suffering. In the 
end both must be satisfied with 
God's reply that he was just show- 
ing off to the Devil. Job an- 
swers: 

■Twas human of you. I expect- 
ed more 



Than I could understand and 

what I got 
i less than I can un- 

derstand. 

id reply is tl 

ice of the poem. 

is a 

problem, but quite limply 

fact. He accepts tb evil 

not grimly, but wisely, with a 

of New England 
Mr. Frost's attitude ia 

Job laj I here' no such thins 

a's becomi 
An easier place for m m to save 

his soul in. 
Except as a hard pla 

I in, 
A trial ground V can 

try himself 
And find lut whethei he i 

good, 
It would be meaningless. It 

might as well 
Be Heaven at once and have it 

over with. 

Snnpshot of Satan 
Toward the end of the poem. 
Satan enters the Story "like a 

, that flickers mica 
wings. n Job'a wife make i hor 
pahot with 
God and the Devil, telling 
to stand cloae together in a 

and smile, whether they havi 
tied anything or not. The hu- 
morous undertone now bee 
almost farcical. Mr. FV> 

i atii ic 'i when he is most 

ound, i lutei lightness masks 
inner gravity. It is the n 
humor and wisdom of the New 

England sage. 

With the problem I re- 

defined to the grudging sati 
Hum of Job and his v. it.-, at least 
with Job's photo snapped, Mr. 
Frost draws his parable to a 

endeth," he 
• ■, haptei forty-three of Job. ' 
is up to the n-:ider to decide 
whether Mr. Frost means MM 
n to be a continuation or a 
ra on the Bible. 



tion. photography and script that 
could so easily have made Hotel 
Berlm" a valuable propaganda 
document as well as excellent en- 
tertainment, instead of a choppy, 
uninteresting narrative. 

J. L. 



'47. 



Congratulations 
Seniors! 

+ + 
A. GAN CO. 

Cleansers - Tailors 



Liggett Drug 
Company 

539 Washington Street 
Wellealey 



Colonial Theatre 

NATICK. UX33. 



S.m .-Mon.-Tues. May 20-21-22 

Fare Emerson - Helmut D.ntlne 

"HOTEL BERLIN" 

and 
Pot O'Brien - Georre Murpnr 

"HAVING A WONDERFUL 
CRIME" 



Wed -Thurs -Prl.-Sal. 
May 23-24-25-28 

Brrol Fbnn 

"OBJECTIVE BURMA" 

plus 

ALL STAR BOND RALLY 

Bin* Crosby - Bob Hope 
and 

"TWO DOWN, ONE TO GO" 



Evening Performance 



starts at 7:45 



POWDER PUFF 

59 Central Street 

HAIR STYLING - WAVING 
CUTTING - MANICURING 
Specialists in Cold Waving 

Farewell, '45 

and may you 

Always Have 

Good Luck! 



7 



WANTED 

SMALL BICYCLE 

IN GOOD CONDITION 



MR. A 

1019 Ileacon 

LAF. 0800 Ext. 313 



W. CUMMINGS 

treel. BrookUne 



WANTED 

BICYCLE 

LIGHT FRAM1 SHALL T1EES 

GOOD CONDITION 



Lumpkin, Fiske 




Well* 

i 

i:l. Mil 

os product ii by -' ud< nl In Studio 

The la 

Paintil hi | car- 

also 
exhibited hi 

ins labor. i 
done in connection with 

tudie in duplicating 

The corridor ind the iccond 
floor ; mi work 

studio in d< I ition, 

exhibit will 

ent of the 
■ a and their • 



CIRCLE THEATRE 



Cleveland Circle 
LOW. 4*40 - 4041 



S„„. . 11. m. -7" i te*.U r<l. 
\l,n 20, 22, -'-'• « 

CLAUDETTE COLBERT 
FRED MacMURRAY In 

"PRACTICALLY 
YOURS" 

\ On ihe Same ProRram — 

RITA HAYWORTH In 

"TONIGHT AND 
EVERY NIGHT" 

with 
Janet Blair - Lee Bowman 



Legenda 

Linda Bolte, Edi 

ii r i ii ii | i //. nda n ill be 
mailed to eniors. Under 
men will receive Hun copies 

i ill. in. 1 n who 

do not return to Welle l< 
be mailed I 



Alumnae Cancel 
Annual Luncheon 

Because the ODT I 
lation of 
Hal i ■ i will be do Alom- 

ion '•'• in be held al U 

:i ©I 

holding their twi - 

hi'iii and 

. v. | 

■ lied. 

w - ighl 18, Pre idenl of the 
\ In ii. m, will pi 

E 

Alumnae will 
Heli 

' . Senioi 

Van num. 

A 1 1 1 1 1 . 

Mi who will 

the ■ ill I- 

Big W ilson. 

Honours Meml 

aam will anno 

the total 1 1 aai I on 

e foi ' he year. After thi 

nd Hiai Lo 

, be voted hoi 

1,1. Il : \l I, Ml. 

Pollov fclelei 

Kii .-, . '95, ii thi 

anion 

\ i . in 
1 
boldlna il alon. 

i h. 

to Bl ''"' ■ "I thi 

.,i L946 joined thi 




IN & AROUND * 
BOSTON 




THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD 
at 

CAFE AMALFI 

right aorosa from 
Symphony Hall 

8 Westland Avenue 
Boston 



GAMSUN'S 
RESTAURANT 

Air Conditioned 

All Chlneae Delicacies 

ORIENTAL ROOM 

New Addition 

Come tt GAMSUN'S for 

Good Chinese Food ! 

21 Hudson Street 

Tel. HUB. 4797 



Tho Window Shop 

102 MOUNT AUBURN ST. 
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. 
lor 
* Unusual Gifts 

• Attractive Clothes 
* Delicious Food 



[Yei Sir! Since 1928\ 
Its Slu<lc's 

SLADE'S 
BARBECUE 

with 

CHICKEN AT ITS BEST 

BARBECUE FOOD 

To Take Out 

958 Tremont St. 
GAR. 8795 



Something Different 

ATHENS-OLYMPIA CAFE 

A Reml European Spot 
51 STUART STREET - BOSTON 

Tel. HAN. 6230 Tel. DEV. 9316J 

JOHN D. COCORIS, Manager 



BERKELEY RESTAURANT 

Wellealey Hills 

LOBSTERS 8EA FOOD 

STEAKS CHOPS CHICKENS 

DUCKLING and TURKEY DINNERS 

Every Sunday 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 20, 1945 



Wellesley Co-op Leaves Houghton 
Basement, Thrives on Central St. 



May Day - 



Wellesley'* Co-Operative Store 
haB mo ed from part-time lodgings 

in Mr. Houghton's basement to ;i 
i of its own, open full time, 

in the Arcade On Central B\ 
\h. Kirby-Miller is president of 
o op, and Mi • Waltei Hough- 
head rf the < 0-op Education 
i omml 
i fndi i the direction of a full 
the ■' tore offers for 
ale [oca] i ■■■ and bu1 I 
product , a foil line ol toilet 
.-it lit-ii end an expanded 

suppi ' ei ■ ai •■■■< n ■ I he 

u M .i taple products. The co- 
itive store operates on the 
principli oj the best possible 
value for moni 
Shares in thi local co-operative 
dollara per share. An 

individual may huv B8 many 



shares as ho wants up to five hun- 
dred and draw income on that 
money, but no matter how many 
shares he owns, he has only one 
in iii. affairs of the Co- 
itive. 
Co-operatives are run on the 
democratic principle that people, 

not doll." Ul the mem 

of the co-i ative elect a board 

tit h mi i i frequently 

to di cusi how to improve the ser- 

01 her meetings are held at 

regular interval foj the nurpose 

pf learning more about the 
The store is open from 0:30 to 

8:00 even- day except Wedm 
when ii is only open from 0:80 to 
I p m. The store is open 
for an additional hour and a half 
on Friday nights from 7 to 8:30. 



Senior -Year 

(Continued i '•>« P<t06 O 
Then came Senior Year with 
,.,i |>, Ivilegei , major offices, 
Blue 
jeans were the topic Of conversa- 
tion | aftei Life carried 
., fnii pa ire of the d< i 

I . ,| Stanley ami Co 

i henoweth, much to the dismay of 

,ii, r,ii, I,. . Rebecca Ca- 

ian and Joyce Rubenstein 
.pel by the polia 

p imphlets h 

Boston Navy Yard. And then 

there the time during the 

,,i whi n the il:50 arrived at 

Well ':30 a.m. 

Three Shafer Seniors were hav- 

taken in the Vil one 

,„\ x eeing pii turei ol "nee 

promising Andovei Prep School 

,,,, ,, complete with address, wrote 

...in. giving dei i options of 

, |v, . \| ; . | . | on '••• :i ' 'I"' 

motherly type. Ted Stanley 

the ophil ticate, and Lu Peterson 



was alluring; all were thij 
By return mail came an invitation 
to an Andover Prep, but, alas, no 
specific follow-up. 

Seniors are cute about playing 

i i, Shafer prefers jump-rope, 

while Pomeroy went all out for 
yo-yos. Just for exercise Jan Mil- 

ind Ted Stanley roller si 
all the way to Needham one day. 
Among the less strenuous pas- 
times are Inky Kojassar's salons, 
and the little games invented by 
iIh .eniors on the third floor of 
West called "Stinky 
Pinky" and "See the Bar". After 
the Tower Court crowd had de- 
voured Pat Lauber's Thanksgiving 
chicken, they decided to send the 



WANTED 

A light weight Girl's Bicycle 
Victory model or timilar make 

Cnll WELlesley 0794-M 



GOOD LUCK 
CLASS ° OF 1945 

from the 

COLLEGE HARDWARE CO. 

060 Washlntton St. 



Best of Luck 

Always, '45 

SHATTUCK'S 

> i* i* ^ ^ ^ i» ^ ^ * ^ 



Congratulations 

1945! 

GLENVIEW MARKET 



MORRIS 

Tailor - Cleanser - Furrier 

AH work done on premises 

Free ( all and Delivery Service 

61 Central St. 

Tel. Wei. 3427 



THE WIGWAM 

Wcllesley's Choice 

for Men's Clothes 

ond Gifts 

WISHES LUCK ond 

HAPPINESS to the 

CLASS OF '45 

11 Central St. — Wellesley 



In your 

Last Minute Rush 

REMEMBER 

the Quick, Dependable, 

Service of the 

COLLEGE TAXI 
COMPANY 



WELLESLEY 
NATIONAL BANK 

Checking and Savings Accounts 

Travelers' Checks 

Member FDIC 



WUlESLEr, 
KyoMli 




TO THE 

CLASS OF 45 

Best Wishes for your 

Continued Success 

and Happiness 



(Continued from Page S) 

M in her r>itr W she 

1 1 ted di r o pull them out 

before Chapel; another was more 
foreBighted and brought along a 
knife. 

When Chapel was over, the 
Blotter Girls formed their square 
nn Severance Hill but had to delay 
i ini i ■. bile two <ivtr-sleep- 

ing sophomores were wakened up 
and arrived panting amid the 
of the college. Max Bublitz, 
Jean Lezern kumi MoQuiston 
and aides led the Blotterettea sue- 
fully through patterns of ani- 
mals, (rains, bll and hoops 

rntr to a close the even 
'46'fl May Day which (HaJlelu 
had no 8:40 classes "to be held as 
usual." 

carcass to Rattle BrOWTl'fl sister 
at Wilson College. Somehow, how- 
ever, the chicken got a little old 
before they could mail it so they 
in i he lib] 
I he General in itself, to quote a 
senior, was hilarious. It was a 
little distracting to Dinny Davis 
when a friend dropped in unex- 
lly from Italy for the three 
days just before the General. 
Libby Chapin Heath rushed back 
from a honeymoon to take hers. 

The Seniors claim to be very 
normal people who never do 
anything interesting — "at least 
nothing printable." 



Engaged 



\mi. 'iii. hi ner ' 16 to Pfc I ». Wells 
I Ii Ich, Harvard M" dli il Si hool "46. 



GIRL'S BICYCLE WANTED 

IN GOOD CONDITION 

Bern looking since last Xmas 
Good price for a Rood bike 

Frank Van Pelt, DED. 2I3I 



Campus Drugs, Inc. 

(oppotite FUene'e) 

Appreciates Your 
Patronage 



McLELLAN STORES 

666 WASHINGTON ST. 
WELLESLEY 



We Have Enjoyed 

Serving you the 

Best in Fruits and 

Vegetables 
GOOD LUCK, '45 

WELLESLEY FRUIT 
COMPANY 



HAVE YOU TRIED 
A TASTY 

"College Cupboard 1 ' 
PICNIC LUNCH? 

alto 

STEAKS 
CHOPS and ROASTS 

College Restaurant 

and 

Tea Room 

Phone WEL. 0674 



UNPRECEDENTED 
OPPORTUNITIES 

for Ihr 

COLLEGE-TRAINED SECRETARY! 

It you ore a college man or woman. 

out 

Intensive Secretarial Course 

(Complete In as Utile at 3 months) 

can b* ihe wedce to your career 

It ts the "Open Sesame" to Interesting 

stlmulatlnc and lucrative employment. 

Write for ratsloc. 

Interboro Institute 

I I I XSSI 

IM West I'Jnd St.. New York 18, X. Y. 

(Rer. Board of Recent*. SUt« ol N. Y.) 

Summer Sessions start: 

June 4. June 18. July 9. Ausmst 6 



I shers - 

(Continued from Page l) 
rine Warner. 

The following Juniors will act as 
waitresses during the 2nd period 
of the reception, from 4:45 until 
6:00: Amelia Ashton, Elaine Bab- 
COCkj Jean Benneyan, Alice Birm- 
ingham, Marie Bransfield, Patricia 
Brown, Mary Edith Buckley, Eliza- 
beth Chedester, Barbara Conner, 
Margrette Craig, Ann Gottlieb, 
Virginia Guild, Jean Harris, Sarah 
Hazard, Nancy Jackson, Lorraine 
Johnson, Allene Lummis, Agnes 
Lydiard. Marian McCuiston, Anne 

e, Marilyn Peterson, Eleanor 
Piatt, Barbara Sittinger, Caroline 

.worth. Margery Spindler, 
Barbara Whitall and Kathryn 
Woodward. 

Vesper Ushers, headed by Caro- 
line Southworth, were: Barbara 
Barrack, Barbara Boggs, Patricia 
Brown, Jane Carman, Mary Cour- 
ted, Jane Goodman, Ann Gottlieb, 
bars Knapp, Elizabeth Larson, 
Allene Lummis, Eileen McGuire, 
Marian Miller, Anne Moore, Elinor 
Peck, Irene Peterson, Eleanor 
Piatt. Virginia Rogers, Lois Rose, 
Barbara Sittinger, Margaret Tor- 



bert, Ainferr Toulba, and Barbara 

Whitall. 

Those who ushered at the Com- 
mencement Ext in Alumni 

Hall Sunday morning were: 

Joan Barber, Jean Benneyan, 
Alice Birmingham, Barbara Boggs, 
Mary Edith Buckley, Barbara 
Chapline, Elizabeth Chedester, 
Chorale Cook, Margrette Craig, 
Elizabeth Davidson, Alice Dodds, 
Goodman, Virginia Guild, 
Ann Haymond, Sarah Hazard, 
Nancy Jackson. Oden McKay, 
Mary Morrison, Frances Nogel, 
Jcanclaire Oakes, Elinor Peck, 
Nancy P. Penson, Marilyn Peter- 
son, J. Reiman, Elizabeth Rein- 
hardt, Nancy Smith, Patricia 
Smith. Margery Spindler, and 
Kathryn Woodward. Marion Mc- 
Cuiston acted as head usher. 



THRIFT SHOP DRIVE 
NOW GOING ON 

Get rid of 
Winter Clothes 



THE 

DAINTY SHOP 

17 Central St. 
Luncheon - Afternoon Tea 



ALEXANDER'S 
Shoe Rebuilding 

6 Grove Street 
Tel. Wellesley 0017-M 

"Where Quality and 
Service Come First 9 * 



EVERYTHING 

YOU NEED 

for 

>Town and Countryl 

LAURA 
STEVENS 

63 Central Street 
Wellesley 




8544 CALLS 



lor Gibbs secretaries last year. Outstand- 
ing training for college women, preparing 
for Ihe more desirable positions. Catalog 
tells all. Address College Course Dean. 

rjatharine Qibbs 

NEW YORK 17 . . 230 Park Ave. 
BOSTON 16 . . 90 Marlborough St. 
CHICAGO 11. 720 N. Michigan Ave. 
PROVIDENCE 6 . . . 15S Angcll St. 



As Leaving Time 
is Near 

BERTE'S 

45 Central Street 
Hos So Many of those Small 

REMEMBRANCE 
GIFTS 

To Offer to Your Roommate 

and Friends 

Before Departing 

LARGE SELECTION 

from $1.00 - $5.00 

Not Forgetting that Startling 

NEW SUMMER HAT 



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